RELEASE
November 04, 2003
LABEL
SPV
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Soul, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary

Album Review

Daryl Hall and John Oates started peaking in the late 1970s, and made some of the greatest singles of the 1980s. The duo essentially defined pop/rock for the era, and it's fun to watch those songs come alive on 2003's Live in Concert. This DVD resulted from a concert staged at John Jay College in New York City on March 24, 2003, for A&E's Live By Request television show. The immaculate yet organic production of Hall and Oates' recorded work translates extremely well live, thanks in part to the tight five-piece band led by their longtime bass guitarist Tom "T-Bone" Wolk. Viewers typically requested the mammoth hits and Hall and Oates delivered terrific versions of Atlantic-era and RCA-era classics like "Maneater," "Sara Smile," "Private Eyes," "Rich Girl," "You Make My Dreams," "She's Gone," and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" that often stretched out the arrangements. Callers ignored songs from the late-1980s Arista era, but their unusual choices included the minor hit "It's a Laugh," the new song "Do It for Love," and the Voices track "Everytime You Go Away" (turned into a chart-topping cover by Paul Young). The biggest and best surprises are acoustic versions of "Out of Touch" and "Say It Isn't So" and a breathtaking cover of Billy Paul's legendary "Me & Mrs. Jones," a cornerstone of the Philly soul sound that Hall and Oates loved so much, and which shaped their style. DVD extras include five more songs ("Family Man," "Life's Too Short," "Getaway Car," "One on One," and "Kiss on My List"), a post concert interview, discography, photos, and the viewer phone call segments, which include a buzz from fan Carly Simon. Separating those segments keeps the flow of music steady. As a thoughtful value-added bonus, the Live in Concert DVD package adds an audio CD of the main 14-song set.
Bret Adams, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Maneater
  2. Sara Smile
  3. Private Eyes
  4. Rich Girl
  5. Do It for Love
  6. Everytime You Go Away
  7. Out of Touch
  8. Say It Isn't So
  9. You Make My Dreams
  10. Me and Mrs. Jones
  11. She's Gone
  12. Forever for You
  13. It's a Laugh
  14. I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) [*]
  15. Family Man [*]
  16. Life's Too Short [*]
  17. Getaway Car [*]
  18. One on One [*]
  19. Kiss on My List
  20. Maneater
  21. Sara Smile
  22. Private Eyes
  23. Rich Girl
  24. Do If For Love
  25. Everytime You Go Away
  26. Out Of Touch
  27. Say It Isn't So
  28. You Make My Dreams Come True
  29. Me And Mrs Jones
  30. She's Gone
  31. Forever For You
  32. It's A Laugh
  33. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
  34. Sa